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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #3)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by -Ben, Dec 7, 2008.

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  1. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    NYC
    I am trying to get into this mode. I need a method of culling though. However, I sure don't want to regret selling something and then have to re-buy it for twice the price I paid.
     
  2. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    George, You hit it right on the nail. I have seen a number of CD's I paid $12.99 at J&R years ago going for over $100 on Amazon simply because they are OOP.
     
  3. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    Pittsburgh, PA
    Send me a list of all your CDs. I can decide which ones you don't need, and then dispose of them for you.

    Seriously, though, I cut too closely and have regretted it. But that wasn't because I was in cull mode. Rather, I bought into the idea that since so many of my CDs were poorly recorded, I should get rid of them. Audiophilia is one of the worst things that ever happened to me.
     
  4. Dr Faustus

    Dr Faustus A younger man now getting old

    Currently playing the First Symphony, though I'll be listening to it all today. Weighty music and I'm in that sort of a mood.

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    For Christmas music, I have the problem that my partner does not like classical music. So I can only listen to Bach's Christmas Oratorio alone. While putting up our tree yesterday, we did listen to John Fahey's Christmas album, which works...
     
  5. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

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    No doubt :(

    It's a fun journey though, it spices up life :shh:
     
  6. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    Is this a recent reissue? I have never seen this CD cover before ...
     
  7. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Me neither. Though I will never part with my 4 Brahms symphonies (on three CDs) by Karajan from the sixties. :righton:
     
  8. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    My classical music collection has proven to be an excellent musical (self) therapy. Whenever I am down and alone, listening to some of my favorite classical music always cheers me up. There are few other types of music that can do this.
     
  9. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

    Location:
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    Absolutely, listening to classical makes my day better, especially in the morning before I go to work.

    You 're right, there are only a few other types of music that can provide such positive inspiration, jazz comes to mind.
     
  10. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    Just listened to the Clarinet Quintet last night. I heard enough classical works where the violins were the dominant instruments but this was the first work where the clarinet played such role.
     
  11. Dr Faustus

    Dr Faustus A younger man now getting old

    I had the older version of this, but one of the CDs broke. I picked this up from Amazon a month or so ago. Thought it was the British version of this, but I just saw that it was released in September '08. Sounds the same to as the older version to me. Brilliant Brahms, IMHO.
     
  12. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    I have the Brahms Complete Symphonies by HvK/BPO on an LP-set and on a 2-CD set. So this is just a repackaging of the same recording.
     
  13. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    NYC
    Didn't he record them at least twice?
     
  14. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    George, He probably did. The book Herbert von Karajan: A Life in Music, which I have, probably chronicles his career recording outputs. If you are a big fan of Karajan, you probably want to pick up a copy. Looks like price has gone up, as my copy only cost me a little over $30 last year.


    http://www.amazon.com/Herbert-von-Karajan-Life-Music/dp/1555534252
     
  15. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    If you enjoyed it, try the Mozart Clarinet Quintet (K. 581). It uses the limpid sound of the clarinet within a work of sublime serenity that was often a hallmark of Mozart's final year.

    I've worked on the clarinet part (as a student), and I must say it was a moment of exhilaration when all of a sudden my halting phrases took sufficient shape for me to recognize the notes I was playing as the work of art I had enjoyed listening to for so many years.

    (I haven't tackled the Brahms Quintet yet, but I have worked on his two Clarinet Sonatas.)
     
  16. Dr Faustus

    Dr Faustus A younger man now getting old

    Not sure - the original set I had was on 3 CDs not 2. Don't have the sets to hand right now, but I'll check when I get a chance. This set also has some other music on it - the Tragic Overture and Variations on a Theme by Haydn.
     
  17. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I am finally done with listening to this set. I really enjoyed the sextets the most, probably because it is more full-bodied, i.e. that extra instrument adds more dimension to the sound. While I enjoy solo piano works and JS Bach organ works, chamber music has always sounded "thin" to me. But then, I am a real novice for this segment of classical music.
     
  18. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    If you liked the sextets, you might want to try the following as well:

    Mendelssohn Octet for Strings (pure joy)
    Beethoven Septet Op. 20 for strings and winds
    Schubert Octet for strings and winds (one of his greatest masterpieces - modelled on the Beethoven Septet, but in this case surpassing Ludwig)
     
  19. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    I have this CD

    http://www.amazon.com/Schubert-Octe...=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1228776777&sr=1-4

    If you have the CD, what is your thought?
     
  20. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    Now playing: JS Bach Preludium und Fuge BWV 544-551 Disc 3
    Helmut Walcha
     

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  21. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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  22. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Just ordered these 2 CD's to continue my push into medieval music ...
     

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  23. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
  24. Earlier this morning.

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  25. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    Jean-Francois Paillard? I have quite a few of his recordings on LP but have never seen any of his CD until now ...
     
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